A traditional croft in the Scottish Highlands alongside the craggy shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean has found a buyer after less than a month on the market, underlining that the insatiable appetite for greener pastures and a slower pace of living is still present even though the peak of the pandemic appears to have passed.
Asking for offers over £800,000 (US$1.08 million)—cheaper than the price of a typical home in central London—the 27-acre Split Rock Croft is one of around 20,000 crofts across the Highlands and Islands and other designated areas in Scotland.
A croft is a relatively small agricultural land holding—on average a little over 12 acres—and unique to Scotland, according to the country’s Crofting Commission.
In 2008, the sellers of the property left their home in England in search of a complete lifestyle change and bought this piece of land for the base of their new home, according to Strutt & Parker, the estate agency handling the listing. They designed the residence to fit with its rural setting.
During their tenure, they’ve reared their own cattle, sheep and pigs, collected eggs from their chickens, grown vegetables and caught seafood in the ocean. They were also featured on the BBC show “This Farming Life.”
The three-bedroom main house spans close to 2,800 square feet over two floors and has a sitting room with wooden flooring and a feature fireplace with a wood-burning stove, a double-height dining room, skylights and terraces, according to the listing.
There’s also a self-contained, one-bedroom annex and a separate larch-clad lodge with an open layout, one bedroom and a covered deck.
“We are seeing a trend of people in search of a lifestyle change following the pandemic,” Kevin Maley, head of residential agency at Strutt & Parker Scotland, said in a statement.
“Split Rock Croft offers a purchaser all they could wish for to make the move of a lifetime,” he said. “With its rugged coastline, mountains and sea views, along with a unique opportunity for self-sufficiency, it is truly a unique opportunity to purchase something that has all the components for you to start tomorrow.”
Article Source: Mansion Global